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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Strider tell the Hobbits to do for Frodo after he was stabbed by a Morgol blade?
2. The book Gandalf reads from relates the history of the fall of the Dwarves to the __________.
3. Frodo asks where the ___________ is, but the Hobbits do not understand of what he is talking.
4. __________ sends scouts in all directions to gather word about the Black Riders.
5. Who makes the decision for the group to leave at once, even though Sting isn't glowing too brightly?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Gandalf believe will help them as they head to the Mines of Moria?
2. What does Strider come back with when he goes out to scout out a bridge that they might have to cross?
3. What does Gandalf reveal about his period of being absent from the journey?
4. What is being described in the book Gandalf reads when they are in the Chamber of Records?
5. What does Bilbo give to Frodo on his last day in Rivendell?
6. What does Frodo decide will be best for the Ring and for his quest?
7. What does Aragorn suggest in order to make the blindfolding fair for those who are traveling?
8. What is in the small wooden box that Sam receives from Lady Galadriel?
9. What happened to the Ringwraiths when their horses were drowned in the flood?
10. In the last stage of their journey, what two directions are the travelers trying to choose between?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The many identities of Aragorn makes the reader wonder who he really is at various points of the story.
Part 1: Why do think Aragorn takes on so many identities?
Part 2: What does Aragorn's ever-changing identity say about him and about his place in the world?
Part 3: Would it be better for Aragorn to only have one identity? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
One could say that the FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING is the beginning of a mythical story for the characters who are involved, a story which might be told to their children as time passes.
Part 1: How do you define the idea of myth and how does this different from a story?
Part 2: What makes this story mythical in nature?
Part 3: How are the characters in this story mythical? Which qualities make them so?
Essay Topic 3
Tolkien is known to have been a devoted Christian and his ideas and beliefs are found in his writing.
Part 1: Why do you think the battle between good and evil is so important to Tolkien?
Part 2: Why would Tolkien have written this story and used Christianity as a theme?
Part 3: In what ways do you think Tolkien is supporting Christianity with this story? Cite some examples.
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